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Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in September

News Release

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-754-1294

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in nine counties in September. (List follows.)

Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them.

All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times.

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). The FWC course satisfies hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

The cities and times are:

Sept. 3 (8 a.m. until compete)

Sept. 22 (6 to 9 p.m.) in Starke
and Sept. 24 (8 a.m. until complete) in Graham

Sept. 10 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) in Homosassa
and (2 p.m. until complete) in Brooksville

Sept. 8 (6 to 9 p.m.) in Middleburg
and Sept. 10 (8 a.m. until complete) in Graham

Sept. 15 (6 to 9 p.m.) in Keystone Heights
and Sept. 17 (8 a.m. until complete) in Graham

Sept. 15 (6 to 9 p.m.) and Sept. 17 (8:30 a.m. until complete)
Lake City

Sept. 8 (6 to 9 p.m.) and Sept. 10 (8:30 a.m. to noon)

Sept. 17 (9 a.m. until complete)

Sept. 14 (6 to 9 p.m.) in Wellborn
and Sept. 17 (8:30 a.m. until complete) in Lake City

Sept. 10 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

The specific locations for this class will be given to those who register in advance. Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.

FWC Facts:
The FWC operates two freshwater fish hatcheries: the Florida Bass Conservation Center in Sumter County, and the Blackwater Hatchery in Santa Rosa County.

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